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Terrorist Muslim Brotherhood Officials Routinely Skip Security Inspections at JFK

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: State Department, Muslim Brotherhood, avoid security inspections )

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Documents show how State and security officials laid out the welcome mat for members of the Muslim Brotherhood and its Freedom and Justice Party even before they took control of the Egyptian government in June 2012. The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist o

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Beth S (330)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 8:49 am

Newly released records confirm a 2012 Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) report that the State Department cleared the way for a visiting delegation of Muslim Brotherhood officials to enter the country without undergoing routine inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.

The April 2012 visit came before the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate was elected Egypt's president, although the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) had won a plurality of seats in parliamentary elections. The expedited entry is known as a "port courtesy" normally reserved for high-ranking visiting government officials and dignitaries.

The records, marked "sensitive but unclassified," were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. They offer few details. The State Department released a one-page document labeled "Compiled References to MB Delegation Arrival and Departure" containing four separate communications between March 30 and April 16, 2012 about the Brotherhood delegation. It is not clear who wrote them or who received them.

"In the coming days, we're going to write down a list of procedures for dealing with MB visits to the United States," an April 16, 2012 entry says.

A March 30 communication offers help dealing with "FJP Delegation and POE [port of entry] Courtesies: Please let the desk know over the weekend if you'd like our help submitting to DHS the 'Special Alerts,' which are used to request that travelers not be pulled into secondary [inspection] upon arrival at a point of entry."

But one member of the Brotherhood delegation, which met with U.S. academic and senior government officials, had been linked to a child pornography investigation in the United States years earlier. Under normal circumstances, he likely would have been subjected to extra scrutiny.

The records released do not address that issue. They do, however, report that "The MB/FJP delegation's scheduler reported that their arrival at JFK on Saturday went very smoothly."

And the official in question, Abdul Mawgoud Dardery, traveled separately and was escorted through security checks in Minneapolis and New York's John F. Kennedy Airport "In response to a request from the MB ... We did not hear anything further from the MB so we assume to departure went smoothly," the records show.

In addition, the Muslim Brotherhood has open connections with Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group which was created to be the Brotherhood's Palestinian jihadist wing. That fact would have made a secondary inspection for the delegation a natural, if not for the State Department's instructions.

A U.S. official familiar with immigration procedures told the IPT in 2012 that the exemption for the Brotherhood delegation was "extraordinary."

The Brotherhood quickly alienated Egyptian masses, who took to the streets in historic numbers demanding the removal of President Mohamed Morsi. Egypt's army forced Morsi from office after one year and arrested him in early July.

The records' release comes as the IPT has exclusively reported that at least two Syrian clerics have obtained visas to come to the United States for fundraising tours. For instance, Sheik Mohammad Rateb al-Nabulsi is in the middle of an 11-city tour across America co-sponsored by the Syrian American Council (SAC) and the Wylie, Texas-based Shaam Relief. He apparently obtained a visa despite his written edicts which cast all Jews as legitimate suicide bombing targets in Israel and his saying, "Homosexuality leads to the destruction of the homosexual. That's why homosexuality carries the death penalty."

Last spring, Sheik Osama al-Rifai raised $3.6 million during fundraisers in the United States. He later endorsed the Islamic Front, a coalition of groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Some of the Front's members have al-Qaida ties.

"Every single one of you who give any kind of effort to help his brothers in Syria is a jihadist for Allah," al-Rifai told an audience in Dallas. "Every single one of you who spread the word to raise the awareness among the others about what's happening in Syria is a jihadist for Allah."

The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in Egypt in 1928 with the goal of establishing a worldwide Islamic state. Just weeks before the delegation visited the United States, a Brotherhood spokesman said that goal remained at the forefront of the group's ambitions.

"Concerning the Islamic caliphate, this is our dream, and we hope to achieve it, even after centuries," Mahmoud Ghuzlan said in a February 2012 interview. "It is the right of the Brotherhood that this is one of the pillars of its strategy. We are not concerned about the renaissance of the group only. Rather our first goal is the renaissance of Egypt, then the Arab world and then the Islamic world. This will come gradually."

. (0)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 9:59 am
Now, who do you blame? The airline, our government? It's just incredible.

Sue Matheson (79)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 10:17 am

bob m (32)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 11:00 am

They of course being the most righteous before their demon god; what could the laws of lesser beings have to do with THEM?

Kamia T (89)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 11:55 am
NO ONE should receive "diplomatic immunity" or special privileges, period. When we lived in Washington D.C., you would see the diplomats cars regularly violating rules, and we recently heard about an Indian diplomat who thought it was okay to lie, forge documents and then was "insulted." Really?!! Go back home! Every single person should be treated the same.

Roger G (154)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 12:47 pm
noted, thanks

Stardust Noel (38)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 12:57 pm
That sure is stupid,but we always let them get by with murder.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 1:03 pm

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 1:07 pm
Just another example of incompetency with this administration! Obama is out to destroy this country from within!! It's way past time Americans wake up and vote this administration out..TOTALLY..and never let the Democrats get control of this country again! The liberals of the world have shown exactly what their intentions are in every country they have power!! It's beyond disgusting!!

Madhuri Pillai (22)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 1:32 pm

Beth S (330)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 1:36 pm

I wish that it was a matter of incompetency with this administration, but this administration has Muslim Brotherhood people in it. This is hardly a mistake, but an open statement of support for the Muslim Brotherhood, as it has been doing for quite a while now, including backing Morsi. This is complicity, not incompetency.

Sheri Schongold (7)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 2:18 pm
This is just ducky. Now that we have a Muslim president you can be assured that the Muslims will get preferred treatment. This doesn't surprise me. Until something really horrible happens again, we will let the government get away with what they want. We don't seemed to have learned much from 9/11. We can't profile, we can't search, we can't do anything to protect ourselves. Israel has a very strict inspection system and if you notice, they don't have any of the problems with guns (I forgot to take it out of my bag), knives (ditto the bag) or even attempting to take liquid or food inside. Maybe we should suck it up and do the job properly at the airport, not only leaving, but coming in as well since not all countries are as strict as we are, heaven forbid they should be stricter to save the Americans. It seems to me that we, the people, don't matter as long as we don't "OFFEND" someone.

Diane O (193)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 2:25 pm
Just be patient....we only have two more years of Obama sitting in our White House. Once we get him out of Washington DC and elect a president who actually loves America and can lead the country our country will once again be strong. Obama never should've been elected. Look at his plummeting poll numbers. Americans will give Obama a republican congress in November....long time coming but worth the wait.

Jim P (3257)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 2:36 pm

Do not feed the troll.


Debra Tate (17)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 2:53 pm
Noted. UNACCEPTABLE! Jail everyone involved in this breach of our security! Hang every single one of them for TREASON!

Stan B (123)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 3:43 pm
Even the Saudis have called these people " terrorists " and they should know. What the hell is going on in Washington?

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 4:55 pm

Hilary S (65)
Monday March 10, 2014, 3:14 am
it really is scandalous - the world knows that terrorism conceals itself under the guise of diplomacy. i hate to think what drives such bizarre decisions.

Berny p (24)
Monday March 10, 2014, 7:54 am

NO ONE should receive "diplomatic immunity" or special privileges, period.
When we lived in Washington D.C., you would see the diplomats cars regularly violating rules, and we recently heard about an Indian diplomat who thought it was okay to lie, forge documents and then was "insulted." Really?!!
Go back home!

Every single person should be treated the same.

Wayne W (12)
Monday March 10, 2014, 9:31 am
Boston bombing: Bad journalism fuels terrorism hysteria

Libel suit against New York Post over Boston Marathon front page allowed by judge

The MB story is just more Rupert Murdoch fear-mongering, as was the actionable Boston bombing story. You'd be better served to get your news from Jerry Springer. The MB story isn't news; it's conspiracy theory
This doesn't even rise to the level of the "terrorist fist jab". ".Fox News host E. D. Hill paraphrased an anonymous internet comment in asking whether the gesture was a "terrorist fist jab", after which her contract was not renewed.".

Sorry Jim, I know you're right. But I feel a need to respond to a story that's been so obviously distorted.

June Bostock (50)
Monday March 10, 2014, 10:28 am

Beth S (330)
Monday March 10, 2014, 12:21 pm
Funny, Wayne, it wasn't a Rupert Murdoch story.

Of course you're talking about the Boston bombers, and this story has nothing to do with that, but outside of complete irrelevancy, I'm sure you're feeling better now.

. (0)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 6:14 am
So what did you expect? This world is a cesspool where every immoral and unethical action is practiced and applauded. Crowley's advice of "Do What Thou Wilt" should come with a proviso of "But if you get caught, you're on your own."
It's not just the US, it's every country in the world. Free Trade as designed by the Rockefeller Foundation under the WTO and GATT was free trade and free reign for the distribution of drugs, weapons, human trafficking and kiddie porn. Whatever the Elites and their ilk choose to do in order to maximize profit by any means. The rest of us are expendable. Why should it be surprising then that the Obama administration has lain down with the MB Dog with fleas. Bush did it with CAIR and a few other organizations.

P. L. Neola (21)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 3:44 am
This is very disappointing.
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